PROVO, UT (Mar. 5, 2002) BYU's women's soccer team continued its 2002 spring schedule last weekend, traveling to Phoenix, Arizona for two more tough games.
The Cougars played against Arizona State and the University of Oklahoma where they struggled offensively and got shut out by both teams.
"Although we did some good things last weekend, we were unable to get any of our offense going on this road trip," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "We were able to control a lot the play in both games, but couldn't find the back of the net."
The Cougars outshot ASU by a slim margin 11-9. ASU hit a strong 30-yard outside shot in the second half to put the Sun Devils up, and that was enough to win the game 1-0.
In the second game of the day, the Cougars came out strong, but again were unable to finish their opportunities. They outshot the Sooners 10-2 and dominated most of the possession, however, Oklahoma scored on a direct free-kick just outside of the penalty box with 25 minutes left in the second half. BYU had a few good chances to even the game, but ran out of time.
"It is certainly disappointing to lose both games, but it really highlighted some things that our team needs to improve" commented coach Rockwood. "If we would have pulled out the wins, we might be content with how we are currently playing. Also, we now feel the urgency to make some slight changes and focus on our weakness."
The Cougars will have the next two weekends off and then head out to Southern California to play on March 23. They will compete in Malibu against Pepperdine at 10:00 am and at Loyola Marymount at 3:00 pm.